Arizona Tenant Screening Background Checks
By owning rental property you’ll need to run an Arizona Tenant Screening Background Check to ensure the safety of your investment. Properly checking the credit, eviction, and criminal history of a prospective applicant is more than just having them fill out a rental application. You’ll need to ensure you also receive written permission to check their credit, a simple statement and their signature will do.
Property owners want to feel confident that a tenant occupying a property is the ideal tenant. Unfortunately that does not always happen. When you screen tenants properly, you lessen the chances that the tenant is a problem tenant.
It is important to realize that some statutes forbid not renting to certain tenants, but forbid renting to others. These statutes are governed under § 33-1317. Discrimination by landlord or lessor against tenant with children prohibited; classification; exceptions; civil remedy; Applicability. In 33-1317(A)(B)(C)(D), a person who “knowingly refuses to rent” to anyone who has children or who advertises that a property will not be rented to a tenant with children is guilty of a petty offense. On the other hand, a property cannot be rented to a tenant with children when that property is specifically designated as being for older persons. For more information, visit: Arizona Landlord Tenant Laws Arizona Landlord Forms
The American Apartment Owners Association provides tenant screening background checks nationwide. Looking for a tenant screening report in a state other than Arizona? Visit our tenant background checks page to learn more.